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    Gentlemen,

    Earlier this year there was an excellent website that gave the history of all Spitfires (modifications, units, accidents etc) at www.spitfires.ukf.net. I've been trying to chase up the history of P9550 which I knew was at http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p009.htm, but everything seems to have disappeared.

    Fortunately some kind person had posted the extract I was seeking at post 4 of http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/17864-not-a-delight-spitfire-mkias-to-turkey/ .

    However, it was a good website and I wonder if anyone knows why it has disappeared. (It would have been a great addition to the RAFCommands Useful Books and Research Material forum.)

    Brian

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    Hi Brian

    it is now here http://www.airhistory.org.uk/ - along with pieces on the Royal Flying Corps, Golden Years of Aviation, and De Havilland.

    But it is also still available on http://web.archive.org/web/20130331090914/http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/home.htm as well.

    Enjoy !!

    Allan
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    Thank you Allan. I'll email him as there are quite a lot of links to the old address but one is never directed to the new address. I'm sure that with the old site that if one searched for a Spitfire number (ie P9550) then the old address came up, but not now.

    Great anyway, thank you for your help.

    Brian

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    Gentlemen

    The host of the old www.spitfires.ukf.net was discontinued at very short notice hence the move to the new site at airhistory.org.uk. The shut-down was so rapid that the change could not be advertised. For those who have not used the site previously it provides the history of all Spitfires. To access a history simply type the aircraft number followed by "site:airhistory.org.uk" into your search engine. Thus for K5054 enter K5054 site:airhistory.org.uk; for P9550 this becomes P9550 site:airhistory.org.uk

    Brian

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